Setting up a lactating room

My office is going to set up a lactating room. Initially, it was just a plan to make it easier for one of the moms who is expressing milk to have a more conducive place to do her daily ritual. However, things move and soon, it become a whole project to be undertaken by the […]

Cry babies – Colic or Reflux?

I am very fortunate because I do not have colicky babies. However, I have one with a mild reflux problem. Being a ‘veteran’ mom, I observe a pattern and consulted my paediatrician. In brief, my paediatrician told me that the difference between a colicky baby and one who suffers from reflux is the pattern in […]

Read what BBC correspondent says about Chinese confinement

I found this reflection by Louisa Lim, a correspondent of BBC, Beijing on how she endure the ‘sitting month’, i.e. the month after the delivery of her son. She is of mix-parentage and her exposure to the quirky practices of Chinese confinement is rather hilarious. The things we have to go through…… New mums should […]

Women in US need more breastfeeding support

The above is nothing new. Mothers who made the smart, right and loving choice of breastfeeding their babies often lack support from the medical sector, peers, relatives and especially the public. Women in US need more breastfeeding support Mon Dec 5, 2005 7:14 PM GMT10 By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – […]

How to ‘tighten’ the vagina

I was very amused with the article in the NST yesterday about some herbal treatment to tighten vagina. Women have been known to go to great length to ‘repair’ the damages done. Have you read about the one who died because of a botch up vagina surgery? Following my previous posting related to: Vaginal birth […]